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is doing on the eve of his formal introduction. the government is telling toyota to pay up for knowingly hiding a dangerous defect. >> of live, and then h. d., this is abc7 breaking news. >> breaking news coming in from west virginia were dozens of rescuers are searching at this hour to find missing miners after an explosion. we are monitoring the new developments. jay, what have you learned? >> we are 30 miles west of charleston west virginia. teams are working to find and free more than one dozen trapped monday afternoon, an explosion rocked the energy company in raleigh county west virginia. safety officials at the scene say that the underground explosion killed seven workers and injured others and has left 19 miners and accounted for. at 9 rescue teams have converged on the site to help find survivors. >> we have rescue teams that are underground and advancing as quickly as possible towards the locations that we think the miners should be located. >> all we can do is come together and pray. we are all coal mining families. >> investigators say that it is too early tonow the cause of
, many are dead and missing. >>> maximum penalty, the government fines toyota for hiding safety defects. >>> earthquake in southern california. does this mean the next big one is coming? >>> and tiger returns. tiger woods at the masters talking about drugs, injuries and the reaction of the crowds. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, we begin with breaking news. a mine disaster in west virginia. at least half a dozen miners confirmed dead. many more are missing. david muir has been taking in all the lateers reports. >> reporter: we just got off the phone with the west virginia state police. they confirm the explosion happened at the massey energy upper big branch mine. that is south of charleston. here are the numbers as they're coming into the associated press. x miners killed. 21 unaccounted for. just within the last couple of days, the top federal agency that looks into the mine safety in this country said more needed to be done since sago. the high tech equipment that was called for in these mines in case of accidents like these. now we have this. >> of course 12 people
remain unstable. meteorologists. >> toyota has agreed to pay a maximum fine rather than go to court. t.j. winnick has more. >> according to the federal parliament, toyota knew about the problems of sudden accelerations and the brake pedals by september, but waited until january to tell regulators. later today the automobile giant agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine, for the maximum civil penalty allowed. >> this is a black eye for toyota because it shows the company did not care about safety, that it covered up the issue in the united states. >> while the company is likely to admit no wrongdoing, by paying the full civil penalty, it is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect in violation of law. >> it was once considered invincible and has taken a fall. >> its chief executive testified before congress and insisted the company had not tried to hide anything. >> in the name of the company, it has a longstanding tradition of pride, we never run away from problems or pretend not to notice them. >> federal officials say they would have levied a fine of $14 billion, had it been
-filled saga. the misery grows for people living in airports. >>> record fine. the government charges toyota with the largest penalty ever for failing to come clean. >>> and rescuing city's landmarks before they're gone for good. >>> good morning, thanks for being with us on this monday morning. on this fifth day of the crippling aviation shutdown, signs that things could be slowly returning to normal. >> yeah, several countries have already reopened airspace this morning. half the scheduled flights will be able to take off. this after the airlines ran test flights into the ash reporting no problems. but still spewing 750,000 tons a second. >> showing the haze covering most of the continent. let's begin this morning's coverage right in the thick of it. sonia gallego has the latest developments from london. good morning, sonia. >> good morning, vinita, officials here attempt to flesh out a solution for the air travel chaos. >> reporter: it's the largest air traffic shut down in britain since world war ii. >> no planes or nothing. >> reporter: the committee known as cobra convened to discuss a
. >>> [inaudible] this time toyota is calling -- recalling their sienna minivan. they were sold in 20 states, including maryland, virginia and the district. toyota says cables could break and create a road hazard. for more informations, log onto our web onto our wjla.com. this latest recall comes as a house committee says it will hold another hearing on toyota's other problems. it will be next month on the sudden acceleration problems. toyota says it found no evidence of any electronic problems and they attribute the problem -- >>> frustration is growing in iceland and our area after volcanic ash is forcing airlines to ground airplanes. is not getting any easier for stranded passengers. it is a different -- dangerous situation for people living there. the volcano is awake. the multiple directions melting huge chunks of ice and flooding farmland's with money ice. >> i think the big one will be the next one. >> the ash has been blanketing europe's airspace, but roads are closed and the ash cuts through everything. >> i have been living here since i was born, so the mountain is my friend. >> i
their jobs back. the equation and doing just that. another toyota setback. now seven is on your side with the more serious decision tonight. a student beaten by police. tonight, why this may be the start of problems for a troubled police force in the spotlight again. this is abc 7 news at 11:00 p.m. >>> a serious budget shortfall disappears and more than 260 teachers say they want their jobs back. we begin with the outrage kicked up over the math at some d.c. public schools that led to a $34 million surplus. jay korff is live with the information. what is the story. >> efforts are underway as we speak through the legislative process at city hall to get those hired -- get this fire teachers reinstated. michelle rhee stated she will not reinstate those fired teachers. she blames this latest development on an accounting error. some education advocate. >> you have to be kidding me. >> i am furious. >> and d.c. council members. they are livid after hearing that the school system is running a $34 million surplus, when in october michelle rhee fired 266 teachers due to a $433 million budge
in this area. still to come on abc 7 news at noon. the government collects a record fine from toyota. the latest on the troubles of toyota. heading home? not yet. the shuttle discovery is still in space. >> the american taxpayer ought not to be charged for and won the from the got itself into trouble. >> will the democrats plan leave taxpayers on the hook? a new crackdown turns into a fight on the hill. it is a cooler day today. >> tens of thousands of people filled the streets in krakow to say a final goodbye to the president and his first lady. the winter the streets for a state funeral and burial. the ash cloud kept a number of world leaders from attending, including president obama. the defense secretary robert gates has a memo that he wrote, says it was not a week a call to the white house. the january memo set off a scramble within the obama administration. but gates says it only identifies steps that should be taken in defense planning. after the white house increase pressure on iran -- he says that no one to think that iran can get to washington off guard. >>> two leaders are
to reopen. >> today toyota will announce whether it will pay up. good morning washinton begins right now. >> live, and in high definition, this is abc 7's good morning washington, on your side. >> good monday morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am natasha, in for alison starling. let's go to meteorologist brian van de graaff. >> temperatures in the 30's in the outlying suburbs. a frost advisory. in the immediate metro area the growing season begins on april 15. in the 30's in middletown. 44 degrees in springfield. 44 in college park. west of the city from fairfax and loudoun and prince william, there's a trust advisory until 8:00 this morning. mid afternoon it will be in the mid 60's and much more comfortable. -- frost advisory. >> their clearing overnight construction. north into baltimore and out to the airport are good. let's take you live across the potomac river at the american river bridge, moving nicely on this side of the beltway. back to the news desk. >> our top story, two students shot at a maryland college, one of them fatally. both were from the metro region. we are
. >>> toyota could face another fine from the federal government. the transportation department warned toyota the accelerator pedal problem that led to a recall was the result of tw separate defects that may require two separate remedies. the government has already fined toyota $16 million about the gas pedal problem. >>> the reserve unit 4 -- responsible for abusing iraqi prisoners will be mobilized for the first time this year. an army spokesman said the 372nd military police company based out of maryland is scheduled to go to iraq. the 372nd gained international spotlight back in 2004, when abuse photos taken at abu ghraib became public. seven members of the unit were charged, six served prison time. >>> the vatican has offered its side of the story. this follows a report accusing pope benedict of not removing a pedophile priest when he was a cardinal 25 years ago. the vatican says pope benedict played no part in blocking removal of the pedophile priest, but in 1985 a document bearing his signature suggest the pope may have tried to protect the priest. the priest is now 63 years old and a
. >>> explosive new relations and the toyota investigation. the associated press is reporting five days before toyota announced a massive recall, the u.s. toyota executives wrote an internal email, "we need to come clean about accelerator pedal problems and the time to hide on this is over." accusations have been made to the effect we avenue about the accelerator pedal problems months before issuing the recall. >>> the fbi has arrested a california man for making threatening phone calls to house speaker nancy pelosi. the fbi said the man made calls to her home in california and washington and he knew her home address. >>> president obama is flying to prague to sign a strategic arms reduction agreement with his russian counterpart, dmitri megadeath. it requires the cold war rivals to cut their nuclear arsenals by nearly one-third. the president said the u.s. will use conventional, not nuclear weapons, against non-nuclear states, even in the event of a chemical or biological attack. next week, mr. obama boasts dozens of world leaders in washington for a nuclear security summit. >>> to radical cl
february. toyota has two weeks to accept or fight the penalties. >> we have a developing story out of pakistan, where authorities are investigating a car bomb and grenade attack. the white house says that it has great concern about the attack. it left four people dead. islamic militants are said to have unleashed the attack. the violence comes hours after a suicide attack at a political rally that killed 45 people. >> coming up, an amazing story of survival. how 100 coal miners got through eight days trapped underground. >> university students took the first ladies' challenge, and now they will be rewarded. >> some parts of our viewing area will get some thunderstorms. that is still to come on abc7 thunderstorms. that is still to come on abc7 >> watching abc7 news at 6:00 p.m. with gordon peterson, chief meteorologis and sports. this is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> breaking news of west virginia where a coal mine explosion has occurred. six people are dead and 21 are unaccounted for. it happened in raleigh karr county. -- in raleigh counted. -- raleigh county good >>> n
call takes a personal twist. new details of l theexus warning. toyota is taking >>> rescue workers are pulling more survivors and bodies from the rubble in western china. more than 600 people are dead after an earthquake there. rescue workers are fighting gusty winds. they're fighting all of that while they try to work. >>> the state department says russia is not suspending american adoption. report circulated after comments from russia's foreign minister. that is after a woman sent a seven-year-old adopted son back to russia on a plane by himself. >>> a plan to change the future of nasa is being hotly debated today. president obama will unveil his new vision and his plan includes planning nasa's mission to send an american back to the bone -- to the moon. >> i should have a plan b. i did not yet. i could be an aircraft mechanic. maybe i will drive a truck. >> there is a cliff and we're not sure what is on the other side. >>> the obama whitehouse says the moon mission was behind schedule and over budget. >>> light lit up the sky in wisconsin. it was a meteor shower. it began april
on the toyota lexus safety and sales. the gx 460 is back on the market. they pulled the car after consumer reports state aid to not buy rating. there were concerns about flipping. dealers now have a software fix to repair the stability controls. >> if you prefer flying to writing in a lexus, new rules are into effect today to keep you from being stuck on the tarmac. airlines would not be able to keep passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours. after two hours, they will have to give passengers food and water. airlines that break the rules will face a fine of $27,000 per passenger. jetblue announced they will offer nonstop service from reagan to boston and orlando. flights start november 1. >>> families of eight world war two veterans were there while their loved ones were laid to rest at arlington national cemetery. the eight fliers were aboard a plane shot down by the japanese over the pacific. among those killed were sgt jimmy doyle. the ring his wife did to him and his dog tags were found 56 years later. >> those dog tags or from a flight that should have ended better. >> resear
penalty against toyota. they are also facing $16 million for failing to notify the government about defective gas pedals. the transportation department says six other little -- says accelerator pedals have different defects. >> a credit we can in the district. -- crowded area in the district this weekend. john gonzales is in washington with what you need to know. >> this is seventh street next to the convention center. you can see steel fences already lined the streets. this weekend is always busy, but add to that the parade and dignitaries, and you have a traffic mess. >> this family is hoping to the curbside for the cherry blossoms parade, but realize getting around will be a challenge. >> [inaudible] >> this friday on afternoon is already a mass. he appears to be wearing the appropriate hat today. >> [inaudible] >> just up the road will be the nuclear security summit. >> there will be discussions about something very near and dear to him. >> roads will be closed and parking off limits and a large security perimeter is sure to cause gridlock. >> i think they should stay as far awa
and some are still missing. >>> plus, safety cover-up. the government accuses toyota of skirting the law. the historic fine being leveled against the auto giant. >>> and, bargain hunters. the couple that gives frugal a whole new meaning. your junk becomes their treasures. it's tuesday, april 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm todd connor in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> we begin with that developing story from west virginia. a coal mine explosion has killed at least 25 workers. >> mine safety officials say it appears that methane gas caused the explosion, just as in the sago disaster four years ago. the mine located in montcoal, west virginia. john donvan reports. >> reporter: there was an explosion at about 3:30 in the afternoon, and it was felt from some distance, as we heard from one of the miners who works there. >> we were on our way to go out to the other side of the mountain on the ueb side. but we got caught up in -- it was almost like a tornado. i mean, we got -- it stopped us dead because we couldn't go any farther because there
hoveround collapsible grabber. call the number on your screen. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus, the suv that failed safety tests performed by "consumer reports" magazine. >> the automaker says it will fix stability control systems for the lexus gx-460 and similar models sold worldwide. the magazine told consumers not to buy that car after tests showed the suv was at risk of rollover accidents. the automaker says the gx-460 needs new stability control software. >> been a tough few months for toyota and as expected the company has agreed to pay a record $16 million fine to federal regulators while trying to repair its reputation. >> as diana alvear reports the fine is a big setback for the automaker. >> reporter: toyota's safety crisis has already cost the carmaker millions in lost revenue. now it will pay millions more in a civil fine levied by the national highway traffic safety administration. toyota has agreed to pay $16.4 million, the maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. on its website the company said, we have acknowledged that we could have done a better job of sharing relevant
into what caused the blast are under way. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. the company says it will stop selling alexis suv because of rollover concerns. "consumer reports" issued a rare label not to buy the vehicle for the 2010 lexus gx 460. the magazine says it has handling problems that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns. toyota will conduct its own testing and is alerting current owners about the problem. >> coming up, the first lady's first solo trip includes a special stop in haiti. >> and a common mistake that could delay it millions of tax returns. >> first, another warm up is on the way. we will have some sunshine possibly today. brian van de graaff will tell you. traffic and captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we have a soggy start to the day, especially west of 95 spirit up and down to 70, 66, 70. if and east of interstate 81 corridor. once the skies cleared last night, it turned into a fog. the sky is done in a lot brighter as the sun is getting ready to rise. not very foggy in alexandria. there is a
by all the big car companies rose dramatically, including toyota. chris bury tells us there's a clear explanation why. >> reporter: for all its recent troubles, e massive recall, the public relations fiascos the embarrassment of having executives hauled before congress, toyota enjoyed sizzling sales last month, up 41% over last year. the big reason? generous incentives that lured bacchus hers. >> it's clear there are a lot of loil toyota customers out there that were ready and willing to take advantage of the incentives. >> reporter: toyota fought its image battles with an aggressive advertising campaign. >> we want to believe we can always be better. >> reporter: but the biggest incentives in toyota history, nearly $2300 per vehicle, helped turn around two straight months of declining sales. and american car makers were on a shot streak, too. >> the finance rates are wonderful, and people are realizing that ford is the car. >> reporter: at ford, sales were nearly up 40%, gm, 22%. chrysler, still struggling, posted an 8% decline. american automakers offer generous incentives, too, but
by a massive toyota recalled. >>> you can soon learn more about your facebook friends and their but searching programs. and the program lets you pull information about the websites the person visits. that will show up on other sites. there are concerns that this integration will reduce privacy. >> heather locklear is in trouble with the law again. she was arrested after she had a traffic sign and left the scene. this happened at 4:00 in the morning. the actress was cited for misdemeanor hit and run. her attorney says she may not have been at the wheel. she is currently in serving a three-year probation for thank you -- for dui. >>> check out this video of it tornado russian across texas. minor damage has been reported and nobody was injured. >> everything is big in texas. >> more this weekend down there. the rain cleared out on schedule. the skies cleared and the fog started forming. a little bit of everything. start with howard university. a high of 55 -- of 59. about one-third of an inch of rainfall reported today. a bit cooler in frederick. it is down to 48 in leesburg. heavy clouds and pe
years after the >>> then, elian gonzalez, a young man ten years after the international tu >>> toyota has two weeks to decide if it will challenge a record fine the government is proposing over those sticky gas the government accuses the company of hiding the dangerous defects for months. and proposes $16.4 million penalty. toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s. because of acceleration problems. toyota says it has taken several steps to improve its communications with regulators and customers. >>> general motors says it will use a safety system on all of its cars that can prevent unintended acceleration. the automaker says all new vehicles worldwide will have the brake override system by 2012. the system reduces power when the driver steps on the break and the accelerator at the same time. >>> overseas stock markets are mixed this morning. tokyo's nikkei average fell 0.5% today. markets are closed in hong kong for a holiday. on wall street, the dow climbed 46 points yesterday. the nasdaq jumped 27 points. >>> home buyers appear to be racing to take advantage of a
. >>> we are on your side with the new safety warning about another toyota vehicle. consumer reports magazine has uncovered global problems with the new lexus gs 460. toyota has sold about 5000 of the vehicle in the three months since the suv went on sale. toyota has not commented on the morning. -- warning. severe storms dumped a lot of rain in florida. cars were stalled. flood advisories were in effect since yesterday. looks like that is headed our way. >> we aren't going to get anything heavy. we were in the 70's yesterday. >> it is starting to feel normal. >> it will warm up by the end of the week. 65 on thursday and friday. cooling off on the weekend. >> i don't know whether to keep my jacket on or off. >> let's show you what's happening. let's show you the time lapse from early this morning. we have glimpses of sunlight along the horizon. as the day went on, the crowds continued to get thicker. eventually some showers and a little fog as light rain continues to fall. raindrops coming down across the city. 57 is a warm spot south of town where they're not seeing rain yet. 54 deg
on the hood scoop... but i'm glad i went for it. the subaru legacy. feel the love. >> but toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota knew -- toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> it is just a game one of the first series of the playoffs, but the capitals have to dig themselves out a whole, falling in an overtime game to montreal. they were working from a deficit and went on the attack. corvo unleashes near the blue line. it is straight into the net. we are tied. he knows what to do with it. the canadiens fireback. gomez gets it past the door -- theodore. he shoots and he scores. here comes your game-winners. the caps turned back. 3-2. alex ovechkin was held to no shot on goal. can you believe that? >> when he does not get any, and you have four power plays, they took them away pretty good, but i think, you know, i don't think he was very good tonight. >> he is a great player. we are going to find out a way. this is the first game of the series. >> we need to work properly. they had a rough night. we will have to do better. >> absolutely. game two on saturday. the nationals fini
saw a 21% jump in march. ford skyrocketed 40%. toyota rose as low interest and financing spikedales. chrysler dropped 8%. >>> here is a story about where you're goingto drive those cars. road construction projects are revving up across the northern virginia. the five megaprojects under way are the beltway hot line, the dulles corridor metro rail project, the interstate 95 widening project, the telegraph road interchange, and the fairfax parkway extension. each project will have day and night time lane closures and long term the tours. drivers can expect many delays during the summer. >>> the department of defense has unveiled a weapons system to protect soldiers and marin on the ground. the package consists of cameras and gps mapping of friends and foes. the inventors say what makes this system revolutionary is the input that the soldiers had in its design. the system can be installed on any track in about 15 minutes and requires very little training. >> a former press secretary to gerald ford has died. this is a picture of him from his time in the ford administration. he was press
. this is progress. visa. currency of progress. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers-- moving you forward. >> how about the washington nationals? they continue to play a surprisingly solid baseball. they put another win in the column today against the dodgers. ground ball to short, over to second, over to the first -- over to first, over to second, a double play. what justin. the guy can run. the national's win. the top of the tent. this guy was just called up this weekend. they hold out in the ninth and win. the capitals are back. they had practiced today in arlington. but coach increased intensity. friday was a head-scratcher and a disappointing loss. coach says, these guys have to be ready to give their all tomorrow night in montreal. >> i think it is important because it is important to play a good game. we are ready. we are sure the crowd will be ready. >> it was good to see eric back on the ice. it has been a couple of tough days for him. he took a shot to the mouth courtesy of a montreal player. he had to spend some time at the dentist. he says his dent
. this will push the temperatures back. next week, we call for gradual warming. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving you forward. >> [unintelligible] only the first game of the playoffs, but the capitals lost that game last night to the montreal canadiens. 13 minutes into the extra period, there was a sweet pass. game 2 will be tomorrow night at brian -- verizon. >> things will play out. just because we scored two last night, it is not reason to panic. >> one thing that the caps are going to have to figure out is how to get one player to jump started. the coach says that alex will be just fine. >> i think that we are making mountains out of molehills. hopefully, this will be a little different tomorrow. >> the nationals have a chance when they face the milwaukee brewers tonight. once again, but the team would start the game without their third baseman. he had a dramatic to run home run last night. -- two run home run. the nationals are feeling pretty good about themselves. >> everyone is sure to win the red -- here to win. yesterday, we played the phillies
it could be cloudy and cool on saturday, but nice. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers-- moving you forward. >> the national had a good weekend. >> yes, they want it to out of three. the mets are playing the phillies this afternoon. it is a big difference. hamill's throws a fastball. he gets a lot of it. it was 1-0 nationals. the police carried a lot of momentum from the weekend. -- the phillies carried a lot of momentum from the weekend. they went on to beat washington this afternoon, 7-4. there was a lot of buzz about the minor league debut of a picture yesterday. he was blowing smoke. he got his first win as a major league baseball player. for hockey fans, the caps had the day of they will be back thursday night. today, their coach said the canadians are a tough opponent. >> they have played as a very tight. they're very competitive against thus. montreal is an emotional team and they are going to lift their game up. >> for golf fans, the final round of the masters was the third highest rated master's ever. tiger had a number one and two, but then came
could bring more rain on saturday into monday. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> this is a series that everybody thought was going to be a walkover for the capitals. the canadians are the eighth seed. semyon varlamov will be in the net for game 3. jose theodore played for the montreal canadiens and gave up four goals in the last few periods. varlamov seem to wake up the capital's. >> one game is good but we have to keep going. it feels like we put the pressure on them and got the momentum back. >> the capitals rallied to tie the series at one game apiece. >> we are not out of the woods. there are a lot of people that say montreal has outplayed us for two games. we are now going into their building. >> they're building is one of hockey's ready is a real mess. -- rowdiest arenas. thate boudreau condedcedes the canadiens won the game by going offense only. >> if we want to succeed, we have to tighten up. we are worried about winning the next game right now. >> after the redskins' first three day minicamp under mike shana
on monday and tuesday. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> capitals and stanley cup. is it doable? >> absolutely. i think it will happen. it is time for playoff hockey. it starts thursday night at the phone book. game one with the montreal canadiens. bruce boudreau said that nicklas backstom is questionable but probable after being injured on sunday. bruce boudreau had been quiet about his starting goalie but said theodore will start between the pipes against the habs. he was a great comeback story. he was pulled early in the playoffs last year and suffered the loss of his infant son. since august, he has been phenomenal. >> what people did not realize is the 10 previous games before the playoffs, they were not anywhere near his 10 previous games were here. there is no short leash. he is the guy we're going to go with. >> bruce boudreau. the capitals had invited the fans to join them tomorrow morning at 10:30. they want you to rock to the red at practice. there was an extra pack in the step today. you could feel it at practice
will show you how things are >> the toyota sports segment, brought to you by your local toyota dealer. >> one interesting roster move before the national kick things off will involve garrett, winning the no. 5 starters position. syracuse has the start of the season. and a final tuneup before ening day, we've got the first pitch, boston red sox in town for this one. kevin going to the yard, 2-0 red sox. very next inning, j.d. drew again launching a towering blast to the upper deck, right field. the game now is in the 8th inning, and boston is on top, 6- 1. cy young winner mike cuellar has died. he died in orlando of stomach cancer at 72. the wizards are trying to look respectable while playing out the balance of the dismal season. they are taking on people's -- the bulls. there's nick young, 25 feet, good. wizards up by 4. 24 points on the night for rose. the wizard only have seven games left in the season. thank goodness. one more exciting note, michigan state, game 1, west virginia, duke and the nightcap, that cable fixture -- that game will feature a player with a severe shoulder in
in redskins park. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> j.c. campbell is no longer a free agent. carolina, buffalo, oakland, they are the possible trade partners. anthony bryant was also signed. haynesworth was still a no-show at redskins park. he is a very real draft day candidate. i think the redskins will take trent williams. ben roethlisberger burke will not face criminal charges. the district attorney said he did not have enough evidence to convict -- to convince jurors that a sexual assault had occurred. the wizards and knickerbockers tonight, the final road game of the season. this gives washington a 810- point lead late. -- a 10-point lead late. the neckar barker's beat the wizards tonight. the nationals were in philadelphia for their home opener, and the nationals gave up seven on answered runs. this is chase utley. if it is fair, it is trouble. it hits the foul pole for a two-run home run. the phillies have their best start since 1993. the plight of the day, look at coral crawford. that is a phenomenal grabbed. crawford went
. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers, moving a forward. >> take a look at the future of your team. mike shanahan polling his first minicamp, and we had a chance to get in and get you a peak of donovan mcnabb id redskins gear. donovan says he felt like a freshman today, but had fine and is excited about his new team. >> i just tried to display a great work ethic by watching films and training with these guys. i think it was beneficial for us to get out here. >> he is a worker. he has come out here and from the ball well. we are just looking forward to him getting to know the system a little bit better and feeling more comfortable with the system. >> a lot of eyes on boat running backs, larry johnson and parker. they have been brought in to compete with playing time. clinton portis says he has some things to prove. >> for all the naysayers and haters, it finally open my eyes this off-season. i think that is the motivation 90, just to feel like it's me against the world again. all the media outlets to wanted be out of here and who felt like i could not do i
's progressive! call or click today. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> the most talked-about picture and -- pticher in -- pitcher in baseball had a monster game. strasburg is now 3-0. bring him up and sell out the ball field. he takes this pitch to deep center field. the wind is taking it out. it is going all the way to the i.t.. ivy. how about hernandez? he is pitching as well as anybody in the majors. the nationals when it. yankees and orioles. this is tied at 2. he takes this pitch down the left-field line. he scores. 3-. orioles. they beat the yankees 5-4. that is two in a row for the birds. everybody is talking about hockey. but a winner-take-all situation. this is why the number 1 seed mean so much, the game is being played right here in the phone booth. he will be between the pipes for the capitals? semyon varlamov has played well but you need to change the momentum. jose theodore is fired up. let him go. bruce boudreau says he is not hanging on. >> it was not an indication of semyon varlamov not being sharpened up the f
>>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> how's tiger doing? >> it's been up and down. but i think he played sensationally for being away from the game. after 144 days away, there was anticipation as he returned to the masters today. he got a warm reception. tiger calmed his nerves. laced his shot down the middle. then he parred the first two holes. one under par. after a bogey on seven, this eagle putt. tiger, two under par right now. how about this on nine? this shot, around the tree, onto the green. finished 9, eagle, birdie. he is at two under at 14. tom watson was the attention getter. 5 birds. 67 was the first leader. he's 60. phil mickelson was one under. birdied on 14 and 15. our shot of the day. the secondont h hole for marino. let's look at the leaders. that seems to be the number -- 5. but freddie couples is on 18 and 6 under par. >>> let's go to baseball. the nationals and the phillies are playing. nats up 3-2. willie harris makes it at 5-2 nationals lead. good start. the nats lea 5-4 in the sixth inning. >>> the capitals are
of next week. >> the toyota sports desk -- the toyota sports desk, molding you forward. >>> the gnats are hot -- nats are hot. when they have one three of their -- they have won three of their last four, four of their last 6. they are having fun, playing with confidence. they start at three-game weekend series in florida tonight. not so much for the caps. they had their good-bye season meeting today. to be brutally honest, the players and coaches are still trying to come to grips with being eliminated. the spotlight is on bruce pedro. dreau.pert -- bruce bur his expertise was out coach. >> is not fun -- it is not fun. you're going to hear negative things in this line of work. criticism is unjust. >> nobody cares about the capitals more than bruce. nobody is more prepared than boris pretty is out to work earlier than any coach. -- than bruce. he is out to work earlier than any coach. any criticism towards him should be directed at the players. >> he has been the head coach for a long time. >>> tiger woods did not make the cut at the crow hollowed championship. -- at the quail hollow ch
in the upper-60's. >> sounds wonderful. we will be right back. >> the toyota sports desk -- brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving forward. >> the big news out of redskins to date -- redskins park is the trade of jason campbell. jason was traded this afternoon to the oakland raiders for a fourth-round draft choice in 2012. he is coming off his best year, completing over 60% of his passes. he began extendible -- expendable when they traded for donovan mcnabb. >> working with him, we tried to find the proper home, where he had a chance to compete for the starting job. the trade worked out with competition that we felt comfortable with. it was the place that he wanted to go. riley, a linebacker from lsu, tight end dennis morris, and wide receiver terrence austin, as well as an offensive guard from new mexico. they also got an offensive tackle. >>> the washington capitals let one slip away last night appeared upset and. , they finally got on the board -- last night. they finally got on the board. the goalie made 38 saves. he shut down the patcaps. -- bruce p. wrote -- bruce, did
will below 70's and lingering chance of some showers. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> more changes with the redskins. >> it happens every day. the redskins have completed a trade with the st. louis rams acquiring a defense of linemen. they swamped fifth and seventh round draft picks to get it done. the defense of line is a priority and hands worth -- albert haynesworth will be traded. donovan mcnabb has encouraged coaches to acquire terrell owens. they have apparently settle their differences. >> the redskins have some very talented receivers but every team could use a terrell owens terrell terrell owens would love to play in the nfc east again. hopefully the redskins still the same way. >> look at these numbers. he is coming off is worse season of urquhart -- of his career. the biggest difference between these two, moss is taller. what does this mean for the draft? st. louis will probably draft a different player. bruce allen will trade down to the 13th or 14th position and go after an offensive tackle. >> we are listenin
on sunday lingering into monday. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> the nfl draft. >> expect the unexpected. this could be a wild ride. mike shanahan and bruce allen are being very quiet. i am told that the redskins are trying to work out a deal for an offensive tackle from the saints. the redskins may have a chance to get sam bradford with the fourth pick. he is smart and has a cannon. we do know that the redskins have vetted every one of these guys. the redskins need an offensive tackle badly. a tennessee safety has been mentioned. a fourth pick for a db is not going to happen. there was wild speculation about the st. louis rams for the number 1 pick. >> history will tell you there is not much trading in the top four picks. we looked at it and number of different ways but in reset years, there is not a lot of movement up there. >> because of that fog, the capitals did not arrive at bwi until the wee hours this morning. they got home about 5:30 a.m. and cancel practice. take a look at what they are talking about in canada.
that reaches the ground. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> capitals have been playing montreal since labor day. >> exactly. they cannot shake them. the capitals will try once again to end of this series in montreal. the bill center will be rocking. the capitals had a very spirited worked out before they headed north. bruce boudreau was still hot about the lack of success on the power play. that any lack of scoring by alexander semin. he has gone 12 straight games without a goal. everybody knows the power play is the key to washington post success tonight. >> we need to work hard and get more shots and two basic things like drop into the net. that is the thing. [inaudible] >> power play of the day comes from the canucks goalie, robert so luongo. the save is incredible. it took a hard right out of the kings. -- heart right out of the kings. rick cannot eliminate -- teh nucks eliminate the los angeles kings. jason campbell >>> is out in oakland and unable to attend his own charity golf tournament. >> he is one of those people t
weather. maybe a showers saturday but a higher probability on sunday afternoon. >>> the toyota sports desk -- brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> 7 is a lucky number. let's see if it is a lucky number at the verizon center. >> tim brant is getting ready for the drop in the course a lot of people in this every hope that is the case. this is the nhl's final game of the first round. i cannot think anybody anticipated the washington in capitals the be it. bruce boudreau will probably start varly tonight. if he struggles, they will pull him in a hurry. the story has been the goalie on the other team. halak has been incredible. he has stopped 90 of 92 shots in the last two games. it has been incredible. the capitals and know they have to get into his head and into the net. >> he has played well throughout the game. we are throwing pots on the net. -- pucks on the net. >> make no mistake, this is alex ovechkin postgame. his reputation and contract say he is one of the best in the game. on like sidney crosby, he has never won a gold medal, a stanley cup, this is
. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> to the capitals have health issues? >> they do not anymore. >> how are you feeling? >> good. thank you. there was a lot of concern about the health of backstrom, suffering from a stomach ailment. the coach told us today he should be ready to go. >> i think he is fine. he went through practice. he is not feeling 100%, but i think day fof rest, he will be fine. >> ovechkin, another great year. who could forget this highlight reel of plays from a game last season? they know he is ready for the second season. it is a huge lift for the team just have him. >> you want your superstars. they do not have to do it too much in the playoffs. do what you do all year, be what you are. just be great and have fun. relish being in the playoffs. >> it should be crazy starting tomorrow. >>> the nationals up in philadelphia tonight. game time is 7:00. we will have highlights at 11:00. >>> orioles and rays at the yard. here's penia. here is the pitch -- rays up 3-0. b.j. gets ahold of that fast ball. 9-1, the final. orio
the next five years to meet funding requirements. the pension plans could fail. 1 million people. toyota it is extending the incentives that fueled sales last month. the promotions launched an incentive war that lifted sales for most automakers in march. you are tired of those fees at the airlines, get ready for one more. spirit airlines will become the first carrier to charge for carry-on bags. it will cost up to $45 each way to use the overhead bins. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. >> wow. wonder if other airlines will follow suit. but it gets more expensive. avel lightly. >> 6:22, 70 degrees. >> another side effect of the recession -- birth rates are taking a tumble. >> later on "oprah," it is the program everyone seems to be talking about. you will be in goal behind the scenes of "glee." >>> some health news now. the birth rate fell in 2008 probably because of the recession. birth rates decline for teenage mothers. the birth rate among women in their forties rose 4%. these women probably felt they did not have the luxury of waiting for better economic times.
will happen today in northwest d.c. the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. >>> it appears toyota revealed safety problems after an executive told his colleagues to come clean. this now retired vice president told his colleagues that, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. toyota announced it would recall millions of vehicles the its problems with sticking accelerators. >>> a confederate controversy. a major a mission lands governor in hot water. >> tiger woods is back. he will tee off for the first time. >> >>> 6:10 on this thursday morning. adam caskey live in vienna. another mild morning. here's a look at the current conditions. a bit of a breeze blowing that pollen around. notice the dew point is higher, low 50's. a little petitte humidity. here is the forecast. -- a little petitte humidity. -- a little added committee. thunderstorms will be rolling through the region. much cooler tomorrow. danner 60 despite sunshine on air friday. i mention the pollen is blowing. you can see it on the screen. it looks like a light snow will fall -- action falling from the snow. hopefully y
into the explosion. >> we have some news of an important decision by toyota. it says it will stop selling a lexus suv because of rollover concerns. consumer reports issued "don't buy" label for the 2010 gx460. toyota says it will conduct its own tests and is alerting current owners about the potential problem. >> the first lady's first solo trip had a special stop in haiti. we will have the latest. >> also, a desperate plea for would-be parents after the international adoption controversy. >> temperatures are all the way back up. it's 5:00 07. -- >> good morning. adam caskey, live in alexandria at founders park. it's a little foggy, but there's not that much at this location. elsewhere it is pretty foggy. a good look at to the sunrise in about an hour-and-a-half. it's 48 degrees in alexandria. some chilly numbers out there. out west and a north, winchester is 39 degrees. frederik, 39. ashburn is 40. in the district we are checking in at 44. it is a cool start to the day. dense fog advisory west of 95 until 10:00. otherwise a lot of sunshine today. mid 60's. seven day tomorrow -- 70 tomorrow. >> lov
>>> a warning about an suv that is getting a don't buy marking from consumer. the new lexus is plaguing toyota. >> when consumer reports t alks, people listen. this was a big deal when the magazine called the lexus suv a risky buy. another blow for toyota. this man is walking around running his parents. his suv as part at home. >> i was nervous. >> it is not the recent model that they are recommending not to buy. hearing the stern warning regarding safety risks definitely got his attention. >> i would not buy a lexus right now. >> they say they car is prone to sliding when driven into sweeping turns and can cause rollover accidents resulting in wrist injury or death although there are no reports of such accidents. they also said the risk of a x460 isri in a g significant. >> there is an animal or a pot hole, you might turn the wheel more and have the vehicle load the front and the rear end will naturally slide. >> this set the warning comes at a time when toyota is trying to repair its reputation. the warning also stands out because consumer reports has been credited as one reason for toyota's
week. >> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving forward. >>> quarterback donovan mcnabb -- got to get used to saying that. how does $13 million a year sound to you? he is 33 yrs old. he has been to the championship five times and played in one super bowl. when he was introduced as the newest redskin, he is now the face of this franchise. the success of this ballclub is directly tied to his arm and legs. >> i have landed here in washington. >> the ex-eagle has landed. donovan mcnabb was released as redskins quarterback, a reality that seemed implausible days ago. >> it is like being drafted again. you're going through all the emotions of learning new plays, being here with the guys. >> heaid he would have liked to stay in philadelphia, but the eagles are going with a youth movement. >> i never thought 33-years old was old, but i guess it is old. >> he has been criticized for never winning the big one, but so was john elway before mike shanahan trained him in denver. >> they finished three super bowls. hopefully, i can fall behind that. >> t
back, toyota puts all of its suv models under the microscope, amid some new safety concerns. >>> and our first look at the new fortune 500. which companies made the list? and which aren't quite where they were last year? st >>> despite signs that the economy is healing, foreclosure filings have hit a record high. the number of homes taken over by banks jumped 35% in the first quarter of this year, compared to last year. government programs helped to reduce foreclosures last year. but some homeowners who had negotiated cheaper mortgages are now losing their homes to foreclosure anyway. >>> toyota says it is conducting safety tests on all of its sport utility models. the decision comes after consumer reports found the automaker's lexus gx-360 to be unsafe. >>> time, now, for a check of market activity, starting overseas. tokyo's nikkei average added almost 69 points today. hong kong's hang seng was slightly lower in late trading. in london, the ftse opened higher. wall street starts the day with the dow jones industrial average at 11,123, after climbing 103 points yesterday. t
with disabies this is fios. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> the wash and capitals finished their three-game losing streak, -- the washington capitals finished their three- game losing streak. downtown, in the third, the game tied at 1-1. matt bradley, the power move, beats the goalie. it was really good the entire game at the met minor had a solid game, holding on late against the thrashers. washington wins the game, 2-1. >>> greivis vasquez has won the bob cousy award as the nation's top point guard, given by the naismith memorialall of fame, going to the player who was an all-around facilitator in division 1, 2, or three basketball. it is a great honor. >> my work ethic and my team has really helped me become who i am. i'm going to keep humboldt and i am going to keep hungry and continue to work hard the rest of my career -- i'm going to keep humble and i'm going to keep hungry and continue to work are the rest of my career. >>> nit championship, dayton beat north carolina, 79-68. >>> high school spo
on the hood scoop... but i'm glad i went for it. the subaru legacy. feel the love. >>> the toyota sports desk is brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >> the redskins continued to load their roster in an effort to get competition. of the quarterbacks have been to the super bowl. there are three running backs. the brick -- they acquired a first round defensive linemen today. he was the st. louis rams rookie in the peat but he sat out last year rehabing his shoulder. the bid rumor earlier today which circulate throughout the lake that donovan mcnabb was lobbying to bring in terrell owens. mcmaster says that never really happened in mike shanahan said the redskins are not interested. with all eyes focused on the draft, and the nfl schedule was released. four of the first six games are against playoff teams with five of the first nine on national television. the entire schedule is on the website wjla.com. here are the headlights -- here are the highlights. the premier against the dallas cowboys at fedex field. donovan mcnabb faces his old teammates on october 3. that
kids' swimwear is 55% off. go to jcp.com to see everything on sale. jcpenney. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >>> washington nationals continue to have the problems with the national league champions. another losing cause in philadelphia tonight. things are looking good for the nationals early. take some of the middle. alberto gonzalez, come on home. nats, 5-4 at that point. the phillies taking it -- phillies 14-7. >>> in baltimore, a pair of home runs with the rays bombing the orioles. they fall to one in eight, there were start to a season since 1988 -- their worst start to a season since 1988. >>> game one of the playoffs for the capitals. they are welcome the montreal canadiens. winning the stanley cup is premature. he is thinking about just montreal. >> our goal is to win it. if it takes eight games, we play eight games. the minute you start thinking it is important to win it in four or five, you are in trouble. we are playing a good hockey team that has beaten us twice this year. we anticipate a long series. we hope
. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> the capitals are preparing for a big night tonight. >> horace holmes is live at the verizon center for the first playoff game. >> the first one, hopefully of a long string of games. i don't know if you have a chance to come down and see the playoffs, but there is absolutely nothing like playoff hockey in this building. the fans are already pouring in. the energy level is way up. it will explode after fans see this. a while ago, they tested the video that will play during player introductions. when they drop the puck, it should be a hard-fought game. they have a lot of respect for their opponent tonight, the montreal canadiens. >> we have been working hard all year to get to this moment. now was when we have fun. >> what to expect from montreal? >> their power play is tremendous and the goaltending is tremendous. there are a very respected opponent. i think we have some areas we may be able to expose. we're not going to be surprised by them. we will play as hard as we can. >> what have you learned
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